Review: could Mirapex cause Weight Gain?


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Mirapex, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Sinemet, and have Restless legs syndrome . We study 12,359 people who have side effects while taking Mirapex from FDA and social media. Among them, 455 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain and more.

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Mirapex

Mirapex has active ingredients of pramipexole dihydrochloride. It is often used in restless leg syndrome. (latest outcomes from Mirapex 13,040 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 114,276 Weight gain patients).

On Sep, 16, 2016

12,359 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirapex.
Among them, 455 people (3.68%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Mirapex cause Weight gain?

Time on Mirapex when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 0.75 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 2.99 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 2.99 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 14.18 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 30.6 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 44.03 %
  • 10+ years: 4.48 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Mirapex *:

  • female: 64.51 %
  • male: 35.49 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Mirapex *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.44 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.87 %
  • 30-39: 10.48 %
  • 40-49: 15.72 %
  • 50-59: 37.99 %
  • 60+: 34.5 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Mirapex **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 54.55 %
  • severe: 36.36 %
  • most severe: 9.09 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Restless Legs Syndrome (179 people, 39.34%)
  • Parkinson's Disease (85 people, 18.68%)
  • Depression (49 people, 10.77%)
  • Hypertension (39 people, 8.57%)
  • Pain (35 people, 7.69%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Sinemet (55 people, 12.09%)
  • Requip (54 people, 11.87%)
  • Ambien (50 people, 10.99%)
  • Cymbalta (49 people, 10.77%)
  • Lasix (45 people, 9.89%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pathological Gambling (156 people, 34.29%)
  • Depression (136 people, 29.89%)
  • Hyperphagia (133 people, 29.23%)
  • Emotional Distress (119 people, 26.15%)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (96 people, 21.10%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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